Install Codimension – Open Source Python IDE via PPA in Ubuntu

January 3, 2014 — 1 Comment

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Codimension is yet another free experimental Python IDE licensed under GPL v3. It aims to provide an integrated system for traditional text-based code editing, and diagram-based code analysis.

Many Python developers will find codimension useful as-is, even though not all of its features have been implemented yet.

Codimension IDE common view

codimension modules Diagram Tune

codimension ide classes

IDE line counter

Codimension currently has belw features (major only, no certain order):

  • Ability to work with standalone files and with projects
  • Remembering the list of opened files (and the cursor position in each file) separately for each project
  • Editing history support within / between files
  • Ability to hide / show tab bars
  • Recently edited files list support for each project separately
  • Recent projects list support
  • Automatic watching of the project directories for deleted / created files and nested directories
  • Template supports for new python fies for each project separately
  • Editor syntax highlight
  • Imports diagram for a file, a directory (recursively) or for a whole project with jumps to the code
  • Simple line counter
  • Hierarchical python files content browser with quick jumps to the code
  • Hierarchical classes / functions / globals browsers with filtering and quick jump to the code
  • Object browsers support showing docstrings as items tooltips
  • File outline tab
  • Running pylint with one click and quick jumps to the code from the produced output
  • Running pymetrics with one click and quick jumps to the code from the produced output where possible
  • Ability to run pylint / pymetrics for a file, a directory (recursively) or for a whole project
  • Table sortable representation of the McCabe cyclomatic complexity for a file or many files
  • Ability to have pylint settings file for each project separately
  • Opening file imports using a hot key; jumping to a definition of a certain imported item
  • Incremental search in a file
  • Incremental replace in a file
  • Search in files
  • Search for a name (class, function, global variable) in the project
  • Search for a file in the project
  • Jumping to a line in a file
  • Pixmaps viewer
  • Editor skins support
  • Detecting files changed outside of codimension
  • Code completer
  • Docstring and calltip search for the current editor word
  • Jump to the definition of the current word
  • Finding occurrences of the current word
  • Jumping to the beginning of the current function or class
  • Main menu
  • PythonTidy (python code beautifier) integration and diff viewer
  • Unused classes, functions and global variables analysis
  • Disassembling for classes and functions
  • Table representation of profiling results
  • Graphics representation of profiling results (side effect: shows a call graph)
  • Debugger
  • PyFlakes integration
  • Calltips
  • Plugin support
  • SVN support
  • Install Codimension:

    It’s easy to install this IDE in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

    Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to install it from PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:isloginov/codimension
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install codimension codimension-parser

    Codimension Homepage

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    One response to Install Codimension – Open Source Python IDE via PPA in Ubuntu

    1. Ricardo Portela May 4, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Hi, great info!. How I do to install in Ubuntu 16.04 ?

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